How do I submit my workshop idea?

All workshops must be submitted via the appropriate UX New Zealand submission form at the bottom of this page. All workshop submissions are presented to the event committee in a blind review process.

We recommend saving your submission locally before submitting it, as there is no option to save and return to the form later on.

You’re welcome to submit more than one proposal.

Workshop submissions

In addition to your contact information, you’ll be asked for:

A personal bio (50-150 words)

This will be used on the website alongside your workshop abstract.

Your workshop title

Make it snappy and informative.

Workshop proposal

This is your pitch to us, the conference organisers (as opposed to the attendees). Sell us your workshop idea! Why does this topic deserve to be run as a workshop instead of a talk? The proposal should be a detailed and specific description of your session. You don't have to have everything planned out and finalised, just tell us what you plan to cover, how you’ll encourage active participation, what you want the outcomes for the participants to be, and what takeaway materials you’ll provide.

It’s a good idea to include a high-level bullet point outline of the key topics you plan to cover in your workshop. This will help you organise your ideas and help us understand what you want to focus on.

The workshop proposal overall will likely be longer and less formal than the website abstract.

Website abstract (up to 300 words)

If your workshop is accepted, this is what we’ll use on the website to entice the audience. It should give them a fair idea of what they will learn from you and get them intrigued about what you have to offer.

Key learnings

This is a bulleted list of the key things participants can expect to learn during your session. Please include at least 5 main takeaways.

One line summary (up to 120 characters)

This is an extra short summary of your workshop that can be used on Twitter and other social channels. Make it punchy and try to include some keywords that your session might cover.

What level of practitioner is your talk aimed at?

Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert.

What category does your workshop best fall under?

Agile, career, collaboration, content, data and analytics, design, DesignOps, empathy, ethics, futurism, inclusive design, information architecture, just for fun, leadership, research, ResearchOps, service design, and strategy.

This will help us ensure we have a good balance of topics in the program.

Who is this workshop for?

Who is the target audience of this workshop? What role? This information will help attendees understand how suitable each workshop is to their current role.

Facilitation experience

Tell us any experience you have facilitating workshops and feel free to include any links to online material.

Special requirements

Does your workshop require any specific equipment? Additional resources? Will you be presenting remotely or in-person? Let us know if you have any specific requests for your session.

Video (optional)

If you would like to record a short video (1-3 minutes) to give us a sense of who you are and what your workshop will cover we would love to see it. Or if you just want to say hi, that is cool too! Please include a link to google drive, Vimeo or youtube.

What will I get?

Conference speakers

We offer one free conference ticket per selected talk (a value of $790) and a reduced ticket price for any additional speakers.

We know New Zealand is tucked away from the rest of the world and our time zone makes presenting a bit tricky, so we also provide a contribution to help ease those burdens. This year contributions are based on where speakers are travelling or recording from, and will generally have a maximum payment of $600 (NZD and tax inclusive).

In addition to the talk, we expect speakers to attend the entire conference and related events (where practical), be engaged and available to attendees and be excited to share their involvement in UX New Zealand with their networks.

Workshop facilitators

Facilitators will receive a payment of $100 per workshop attendee up to $1,200. Fees are in NZD and tax inclusive.